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But here’s the thing …..

Last year, 2015,  was a mixed bag. Having seriously injured myself running and cycling within three months of each other (knee in April, shoulder in July) I had three full months of recovery which included my arm being in a … Continue reading

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“Asthmatic runners are like stammerers who sing”

Winter has finally arrived in Sweden. Actually, it’s been here for about a week. Having been home in Scotland for a couple of weeks where temperatures seldom dropped below +5 c, the prospect of a run at -5 c in … Continue reading

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Blog Silence, Injury and the Long Road to Redemption

It has been almost a year since I posted on this blog. Part of the reason for that has been the sheer amount of work I’ve had on (self-inflicted book writing mostly – dry academic stuff), but predominantly due to … Continue reading

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Running v Cycling – The Blood Glucose Experiment

My interest in understanding fuelling for diabetic endurance runners is something that has been troubling me since I finished the Bamburgh Coastal Trail Ultra Marathon last October. I seriously underestimated the fuelling levels required on that run, and though I … Continue reading

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The Longest Day Run 24hr 100km Challenge

How do you train for a 24 hour running challenge when you’ve never run one before? And especially when that run is taking place at numerous venues across Britain, with each runner selecting their own route? The simplest thing I … Continue reading

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Running with Asthma & Diabetes

A running buddy asked me this week “which is worse for your running, being asthmatic or being diabetic?” And since it’s Diabetic Week, I thought I’d try to formulate a proper answer. As a regular runner for some eight years, … Continue reading

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Two short runs and a Stag Night (but not in that order!)

Noteworthy events come in many forms and they do not have to be the big distance training runs or races. No single component of this weekend’s events was in and of itself particularly challenging; most were light-hearted, and in combination … Continue reading

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